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пятница, 3 марта 2017 г.

Fabulous festival guide

It's time to dig out your tent, your wellies and your sun cream and head to this year's hottest festivals.
Not sure what field to pitch up in this summer? Here's our guide to 2010's top festivals.

When: June 11 to 13
Where: Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
Who: Headlining is Jay-Z, The Strokes and Paul McCartney. You can also catch Vampire Weekend, Florence and The Machine, Friendly Fires, Pink, The Saturdays and Blondie.
Style stakes: The first festival of the summer usually promises perfect weather, so go for flat sandals rather than wellies. Floaty summer dresses, denim waistcoats and oversized shades will look great.
Celeb lookout: Charlotte Church, Fearne Cotton, Jameela Jamil
TOP TIP! Don't foget to book your ferry ticket (unless you already live on the island that is...)
If you can't make it to Isle of Wight, tune into Absolute radio station who will be broadcasting all the major acts live along with exclusive interviews.
Fabulous at the Isle of Wight festival

When: Every Tuesday from June 8 to September 11
Where: Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Mallorca Rocks Hotel
Who: Calvin Harris (July 5/6) and Dizzie Rascal (July 26/27) will be playing both festivals back to back! You can also see Pendulum, The Kooks, The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro and Florence and The Machine over the summer.
Style stakes: Summer brights are a must for Ibiza and Mallorca. Team a bikini or swimsuit with cut-off shorts and a tie-shirt.
Celeb lookout: Sarah Harding, Sadie Frost, Jade Jagger
Glasto die-hard Jo Whiley opens up her mud-spattered photo album
TOP TIP! This is the first year for Mallorca Rocks but it promises to kick off with same style and flare that Ibiza has already established! Ibiza Rocks is celebrating it's 5th birthday this year, so a key date is July 20, when they will be having a big birthday party with The Prodigy.

When: June 23-27
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Who: Gorillaz replace U2 as the headline act for the festival. Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Orbital, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters Florence And The Machine, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Groove Armada, Fatboy Slim, N-Dubz, and Kelis are just a handful of the other acts performing.
Style stakes: Welles - check. Waterproof mac - check. Rain - probably check. Don't take any chance at Glasto, put on a rock t-shirt, skinny jeans and a trilby hat to along with your waterproofs.
Celeb lookout: Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe
TOP TIP! Pace yourself! This is the mother of all festivals. With 50 stages to choose from, you will not only be treated to the best music acts around but also have the chance to see other acts like cabaret and poetry readings.

When: July 2-4
Where: Hyde Park, London
Who: Jay-Z will be headlining his second festival of the season along with Pink and LCD Soundsystem. Be sure to check out Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, The Ting Tings and Alphbeat.
Style stakes: A festival for the city types, a playsuit with heeled pixy boots is a perfect ensemble, especially for first time festival goers.
Celeb lookout: Lilly Allen,
TOP TIP! No camping! Head back home or to your hotel, have a shower and return all fresh the next day!

When: July 9-11
Where: Punchestown Racecourse, Ireland
Who: Kasabian, Muse and Eminem headline Ireland's answer to Glastonbury. Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini, Kate Nash, David Guetta, John Mayer, Newton Faulkner, Mumford & Sons, Gossip, The Temper Trap, and many more will be performing!
Style stakes: Oxegen is Ireland's answer to Glastonbury so your style needs to be just as on point. Cut-off denim shorts, plaid shirts, a satchel bag and wayfarers are the way to go.
Celeb lookout: Una Healy from The Saturdays, Laura Whitmore,
TOP TIP! You have to be aged 17 or over to go so don't forget to take your ID.

When: July 16-18
Where: Victoria Park, London
Who: Headliners for the weekend are Dizzee Rascal Roxy Music, and Grace Jones. Empire Of The Sun, Noisettes, Ellie Goulding, Bombay Bicycle Club, and I Blame Coco.
Style stakes: Look the part in East London, dressed in high waisted denim shorts, a vintage leather belt and a crop top.
Celeb lookout: Florence Welch, George Lamb, Alffie Allan
TOP TIP! Again no camping, so make sure you have accommodation booked.

When: July 22-25
Where: It's a secret for now...but somewhere near Huntington, Cambridgeshire! The exact location will be announced nearer the time.
Who: Marina and the Diamonds, Mercury Rev, Eliza Doolittle, The Whip, David Rodigan, Kate Walsh, Fenech-Soler, Horace Andy, Animal Kingdom and Gorillaz Sound System will be rocking out at the secret location.
Style stakes: Anything lace, floral or quintessentially girly with go down a storm. Embrace your inner hippy by going bare feat and sticking some flowers in your hair.
Celeb lookout: Celeb free (for now!)
TOP TIP! The festival is set out in two fields that sit either side of a lake, so take care when walking between both.

When: July 30-31
Where: Long Marston Airfield, Stratford upon Avon
Who: Faithless, 2ManyDJs, Carl Cox, Above And Beyond, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Paul Oakenfold, Fedde Le Grand, Simian Mobile Disco, Judge Jules.
Style stakes: Neon colours are a staple for this festival and don't be afraid clash. Mix a bright pink leotard with an Aztec print Bodycon skirt and a pair of plimsolls.
Celeb lookout: Famous DJs Judge Jules and Carl Cox
TOP TIP! Make sure to check out The Urban Village, with Hip-hop DJs, break dancers and graffiti artists.

When: August 5-8
Where: Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Who: Massive Attack, M.I.A., 2020 Soundsystem, Paloma Faith, Kelis, Andrew Plan B, Weatherall, Bebel Gilberto, Gilles Peterson, Layo & Bushwacka, Mr Scruff, Tinie Tempah, Thom Yorke, Metronomy, and Martina Topley-Bird are all performing.
Style stakes: It's all in the name, this laid back festival means you can keep it simple and chic when it comes to dressing. Maxi dresses, are a comfortable and easy option.
Celeb lookout: Will Young, Charlie Brooke
TOP TIP! This is a very family friendly festival so great for taking the kids.

When: August 6 - 8
Where: Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire
Who: You can catch Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club, Liars, Etienne de Crecy, The Magic Numbers, Efterklang, British Sea Power, Metronomy, Cleaning Women, and Rotten Hill Gang to name a few.
Style stakes: This year's fancy dress theme is 'Murder On The Standon Express'!
Celeb lookout: Celeb free
TOP TIP! This boutique festival offers you the chance to see great music acts before they hit the big time. Florence and the machine performed two years ago and we all know how that ended!

When: August 21-22
Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire
Who: Big bands Kings of Leon and Kasabian are the headline acts for Saturday and Sunday. Expect big crowds for Cheryl Cole, Pixie Lott, and Paul Weller
Style stakes: Think glamour when it comes to V. It may be a festival but it will be time to up your fashion game. Try a printed jumpsuit, denim waistcoat and lots of accessories.
Celeb lookout: Kimberly Walsh, Billie Piper, Myleene Klass
TOP TIP! Don't worry if you are attending V in Essex or Staffordshire, everyone gets to see exactly the same acts as they swap over locations.

When: August 28 - 29
Where: Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire
Who: Headlined by David Guetta and Tisto, with Deadmau5, Leftfield, Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Pete Tong and Judge Jules.
Style stakes: This dance festival calls for neon brights. Wear a printed jumpsuit and accessorize to the max with glow sticks!
Celeb lookout: Jamie Winstone and Lily Allen
TOP TIP! It's bank holiday weekend, so you can truly have an amazing time and not have to get up for work on the Monday!

When: September 9 - 12
Where: Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight
Who: Dizzee Rascal and Hot Chip perform on Friday, whilst you can catch The Flaming Lipsand Roxy Music on Saturday, then dance away to The Prodigy and LCD Soundsystem, Mobile Disco on Sunday.
Style stakes: Bestival win the award for 'most festival goers in fancy dress', with over 40,000 revelers joining in each year. The theme this year is 'Fantasy', so start daydreaming about what to wear now.
Celeb lookout: Lilly Allen, La Roux, Little Boots
TOP TIP! Always be prepared for rain. Two year ago Bestival turned into a water park after a week of heavy rain!

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